Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutHitachino Nest Espresso Stout
BA SCORE
3.94/5
1,000 Ratings
Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutHitachino Nest Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 07-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,291
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,000
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
124
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,000 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was served into a snifter.
The appearance was a moderately dark brown color with a slim almost fingered white to off white foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Moderate filmy lacing stuck to the glass and slid at a nice pace.
The smell had a slight sweet espresso sort of stout-ishness to it. Roastiness was really light.
The taste was moderately sweet carrying the roasty part up with a slight bitter from coffee beans, but then there's a slight "sour" edge. Is that intentional? For a stout, I'm guessing not, but hey, I don't know enough about this company.
The mouthfeel had a nice roastiness rolling onto my tongue nicely. I'd say it has a nice sessionability about it.
Overall, I'd say this was a nice beer that I could have again.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ruesta
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful dark caramel color with a voluminous tan head that recedes rather quickly, leaving little to no lacing. Aroma is coffee forward with notes of burnt toffee and caramel. Coffee forward again on the palate, with lots of sweetness and a dark-fruity lingering bitterness. Quite pleasant and very drinkable.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of risenz
3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrostyJenbaJuice
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigMack61
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a great deep deep chocolate brownish-black. Head is about a finger or so and lacing is very light. Aroma is of espresso, coffee, roasted beans. Taste is a very quick hit of sweetness, then immediately into espresso, wow !! also slight hints of chocolate and roastiness follow. Finish is semi-bitter with lingering amounts of espresso. This is a very very nice beer. Coffee lover's dream !!!

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Photo of rw1992
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thierrynantes
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer bootle (33 c;L) purchased from wine vendors in Mende (48) city.

Appearance : black color with tan foamy head.
Smell : very sweet aromas with strong notes of roasted malt and espresso coffee.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet flavors with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, espresso coffee, leading to a dry roasted coffee finish.
Overall : a very nice beer in the style "Japan Imperial Stout"

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Photo of bmaggot
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, mellow stout. Easy to drink. Better than most stouts.

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Photo of EvanTheCannibal
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jehegg
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit heavy on the coffee up front, I imagine this would be great with a little aging.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bikezonejoe
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krh
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More coffee upfront than anything else. Complexity lacking, but I sampled right out of fridge. Worth the price? :/

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,000 ratings
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